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English verb: divert

1. divert (motion) turn aside; turn away from


Synonymsdeviate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)turn


Narrower (hyponym)depart, detour, digress, sidetrack, straggle, yaw

2. divert (motion) send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)direct, send


Narrower (hyponym)deviate, route

3. divert (social) occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion


SamplesThe play amused the ladies.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to divert Sue


Synonymsamuse, disport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)entertain

4. divert (possession) withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions


Synonymshive off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, draw off, take out, withdraw









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